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Alex Alvarez
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Everybody knows that to get to 69, you’ve got to work really hard and never give up midway through . . . hehehe.

Anyway, that’s exactly what I’ve done. It took me 19 weeks, but it’s only now, on week 20, that I dare to publish it.

And believe it or not, going to the gym was keeping me fat.

Read more at - http://www.triplea007.com/i-finally-got-to-69/
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On the day I took my citizenship test, one of the things I noticed was that I was sticking out like a sore thumb (if you don’t know what that means, perhaps you should study a little harder for the test).

What I mean is that I dressed up for the occasion . . . or rather I should say, “I didn’t dress DOWN for the occasion”. In other words, I wore my usual smart casual attire, just as I do for work. “SMART” being the keyword here. I also arrived 30 minutes before my appointment, rechecked that all my documents were in order, had a last read of the study guide, and smiled at everybody.

While I sat there, I paid attention to the people around me and was shocked to see that only a lovely Chinese family and a couple of single men had made some effort to . . . behave for the occasion.

- See more at: http://www.triplea007.com/#sthash.fLbH4nxc.dpuf
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Yes, ANY working Australian will pass the citizenship test.

You’ll often hear that most Australians would fail the citizenship test, but that is utter nonsense. They might not score as well as we would, but that’s solely because we STUDY for it. They don’t. The test consists of 20 questions, out of a pool of 200, and you have 45 minutes to complete it. On top of that, you can revisit your answers as many times as you wish. If you get 15 right, you pass. So, with a low pass mark of 75%, you really must SUCK to fail it.

To support my hypothesis that ANY working Aussie would pass it, I did a little test of my own and had nearly 20 Australian-born coworkers complete the sample test. They ALL passed with 16 or 17 questions right. One had 18 right. One only 15. . . but frankly, she wasn’t very bright at all.

- See more at: http://www.triplea007.com/#sthash.fLbH4nxc.dpuf
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If you’ve got a home loan and ask your lender for a better deal, you’ll get it. You just have to ask the right way.

Interest rates are currently as low as they've been in a very long time, and yet people aren't acquiring as much debt as the government and the banks (is there a difference?) would want them to, so there’s fierce competition among lenders to secure new business.

But just as in the job market where existing employees don’t get raises but new ones get paid more, in the mortgage lending market, current customers don’t get the best rates. New customers do.

Click the link to find out how I won the haggling battle.
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As part of my orthodontics treatment, I also purchased the “optional” AcceleDent Aura for a whooping $1,500.

This device, similar to a scuba diver’s breather, sends gentle vibrations across your teeth which can vastly accelerate your orthodontic treatment. All you have to do is bite onto it for 20 minutes a day, which is something you can easily do while you browse for porn, err, I mean, stalk your ex on facebook... or read one of my AWESOME books...
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So, it’s been 2 weeks of pain, blood, discomfort, hunger, headaches, nausea and even constipation (side effects of the antibiotics).

I don’t even feel like eating. Not because I’m not hungry, but because chewing hurts and cleaning my braces after meals is equivalent to field stripping a jammed M16 during night combat under the rain in the dense Colombian jungle. And all of that for what, canned soup?
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I’ll tell you one thing. There’s nothing wise about wisdom teeth. They’re not as bright as they sound. Click below to find out how it went, where I did it, with who, and for how much.
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Letting a child survive childhood is a piece of cake here in Australia. Just feed them, clothe them with hand-me-downs from friends and family, send them to public schools, rely solely on Medicare for their health, let them get into debt for the first 20 years of their adult life to pay for a worthless college degree, and then kick them out of the house once they’ve earned that well-deserved promotion to Assistant Manager of the graveyard shift at the local Hungry Jacks. Congratulations, you’ve made it.
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Protests have begun breaking out in Australia’s major cities as a direct result of the latest budget proposal. 

So, you’d probably think my wife and I should be worried about losing our government assistance schemes and tax benefits, right?

Wrong.

Why? Because we get none of it. I honestly don’t know what they’re talking about.
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